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Slams predictions: Nadal / Murray / Djoko / Potro / Cilic / Monfils/ Gasquet / Tsonga

bounccer
02-04-2010, 10:23 AM
How many slams for those young guys?

Nadal: 8 slams ( 6 RG, 1 AO, 1 W, 0 USO )

Murray: 6 slams ( 1 W, 3 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 5 slams ( 1 AO, 1 RG, 1 W, 2 USO ) Career slam

Poutro: 5 slams ( 2 RG, 1 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 2 slams ( 1 W, 1 AO )

Gasquet: 1 slam ( 1W )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 0 slam

Gasquet maniac
02-04-2010, 10:25 AM
I hope that Gasquet
can capture a slam..........................

coonster14
02-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Rafa: (1 AO, 5 RG, 1W)

Nole: (2AO, 1 RG, 2USO)

Muzza: (2AO, 2W, 2USO)

Delpo: (1AO, 2RG, 2USO)

Cilic: (1AO, 1USO)

Monfils/Tsonga/Gasquet - Sorry, I just can't see it happening for the French Trio.

out_here_grindin
02-04-2010, 02:26 PM
I can see Monfils making a FO final and then playing a poor match in the final. Same with Gasquet at Wimbledon

bizzle
02-04-2010, 02:38 PM
Monfils & Gasquet - 0

That's the only prediction I'm confident enough to make. Tsonga could sneak in an AO if the other top players are off form, but unlikely.

MurrayFan1
02-04-2010, 02:51 PM
Baaaaaaahahaha Gasquet!

Nadal (6 FOs, 2Ws, 1 AO)
Murray (2 AOs, 1 W, 1 USO)
Del Potro (3 USOs, 1 AO)
Cilic (1 USO)... way too early to tell tbh, ask me in a year!

On a side note, how many slams can Mardy Fish win!?!

SheepleBuster
02-04-2010, 03:44 PM
How many slams for those young guys?

Nadal: 8 slams ( 6 RG, 1 AO, 1 W, 0 USO )

Murray: 6 slams ( 1 W, 3 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 5 slams ( 1 AO, 1 RG, 1 W, 2 USO ) Career slam

Poutro: 5 slams ( 2 RG, 1 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 2 slams ( 1 W, 1 AO )

Gasquet: 1 slam ( 1W )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 0 slam

Nadal: 11 slams ( 7 RG, 1 AO, 2 W, 1 USO )

Murray: 0 slams ( 0 W, 0 USO, 0 AO )

Djokovic: 4 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 2 USO ) Career slam

Poutro: 6 slams ( 2 RG, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 1 slams ( 0 W, 1 US )

Gasquet: 0 slam ( mugville )

Monfils: (another mug)

Tsonga: (yet another)

marcRD
02-05-2010, 12:01 AM
Nadal 8 slams (6 RG, 1 W, 1 A)
Del Potro 5 slams (2 RG, 1 AO, 2 UO)
Djokovic 2 slams (2 AO)
Cilic 2 slams (1 AO, 1 W)
Murray (none)
Tsonga (none)
Gasquet (none)
Monfils (none)

stebs
02-05-2010, 12:24 AM
Nadal to pick up two more, probably RG's, giving him 8.

Murray to win the US Open and one of the AO/Wimbledon giving him 2 slams.

Djokovic to pick up a US Open giving him 2.

JMDP to win one each more of each slam other than Wimbledon, giving him 4.

Cilic can win a hardcourt slam, I think it'll only happen for him once though.

Monfils to reach a semi here and there, no titles though.

Gasquet is done for big time tennis imo, he can return to top 20 but no further probably.

Tsonga may pick one up later in his career, I'll go for it, yes, 1.

Vida
02-05-2010, 08:37 AM
Nadal to pick up two more, probably RG's, giving him 8.

Murray to win the US Open and one of the AO/Wimbledon giving him 2 slams.

Djokovic to pick up a US Open giving him 2.

JMDP to win one each more of each slam other than Wimbledon, giving him 4.

Cilic can win a hardcourt slam, I think it'll only happen for him once though.

Monfils to reach a semi here and there, no titles though.

Gasquet is done for big time tennis imo, he can return to top 20 but no further probably.

Tsonga may pick one up later in his career, I'll go for it, yes, 1.

thats in their respective careers? 9 slams in total for these guys who are average 22 years old, and are about to be in contention for say next 5 years (presumably).

thats 20 slams on the line, and would mean someone else has to grab other 11. is it federer? doubt he will win that much slams, 5 max.

more likely each one of them will rack up more slams, or one will dominate a bit more.

Dini
02-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Someone could rise up the game quite steeply and start winning slams soon. I think it'll be someone not mentioned in the list. What we have now does not mean it will be sustained in the future. So many players play their best at a young age but then they really fade. I thought Djokovic would have at least 3 slams by now from Oz 2008 but he's never recaptured that form again at a major and I'm at a loss for words as to why. :confused: Maybe he's had a few confidence issues after close losses, but that still doesn't explain why he isn't performing as he should at GS level. Quarter finals are OK and consistent but Djokovic wants and knows he can do better than that.

RIboy
02-05-2010, 09:52 AM
Nadal 6 slams
Del Potro 1 slams
Djokovic 1 slam
Cilic (none)
Murray 35 slams (8 AO, 9 RG, 9 W, 9 US)
Tsonga (none)
Gasquet (none)
Monfils (none)

saniapower
02-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Nadal 6 slams
Del Potro 1 slams
Djokovic 1 slam
Cilic (none)
Murray 35 slams (8 AO, 9 RG, 9 W, 9 US)
Tsonga (none)
Gasquet (none)
Monfils (none)
:haha:

Persimmon
02-05-2010, 11:46 AM
Nadal: 8 slams
Del Potro: 3 slams
Djokovic: 3 slams
Cilic: 2 slams
Murray: 2 slams
Tsonga: 1 slam
Gasquet: none
Monfils: none

Persimmon
02-05-2010, 11:53 AM
Someone could rise up the game quite steeply and start winning slams soon. I think it'll be someone not mentioned in the list. What we have now does not mean it will be sustained in the future. So many players play their best at a young age but then they really fade. I thought Djokovic would have at least 3 slams by now from Oz 2008 but he's never recaptured that form again at a major and I'm at a loss for words as to why. :confused: Maybe he's had a few confidence issues after close losses, but that still doesn't explain why he isn't performing as he should at GS level. Quarter finals are OK and consistent but Djokovic wants and knows he can do better than that.

Totally agreed. I expect someone to rise and dominate, a new GOAT candidate in the near future but he is not on the list.

Ouragan
02-06-2010, 11:20 AM
Agreed with those saying a new Mighty One will arise. Don't think the current crop of slam contenders will win every slam from here to 2015.

Mlad
02-06-2010, 11:49 AM
Nadal : 6
Murray : 3
Djoko : 6
Potro : 3
Cilic , Monfils, Tsonga, Gasquet : 0

vn01
02-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Nadal-1 AO 5 RG 1 W 0 US 7 Slams
Djokovic-1 AO 0 RG 0 W 1 US 2 Slams
Murray-1 AO 0 RG 2 W 1 US 4 Slams
Del Potro-1 AO 2 RG 0 W 3 US 6 Slams
Cilic-1 AO 0 RG 1 W 2 US 4 Slams
Tsonga 1 AO 0 RG 0 W 0 US 1 Slam
Monfils and Gasquet-0 Slams

Andi-M
02-06-2010, 12:33 PM
Just for fun

Nadal 7 slams
Potro 6 slams
Murray 5 slams
Cilic 3 slams
Djokovic 2 slams
Tsonga 1 slam
Monfils 0
Gasquet 0

serveandvolley80
02-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Agreed with those saying a new Mighty One will arise. Don't think the current crop of slam contenders will win every slam from here to 2015.

None of the youngsters that are under 20 have shown that kind of potential, and if they have the talent, they have been huge disappointments, and their accomplishments for their age are downright horrible. I am talking about players like Young and Dimitrov for example.

Tomic? A poor man's Murray, no aggression in his game whatsoever. I don't see any scary youngsters out there like we have had in this generation when we predicted big things for Murray, Djokovic, and Delpo at a young age.

Yves.
02-06-2010, 12:48 PM
Nole and Wimbledon :haha:

DrJules
02-06-2010, 01:02 PM
Someone could rise up the game quite steeply and start winning slams soon. I think it'll be someone not mentioned in the list. What we have now does not mean it will be sustained in the future. So many players play their best at a young age but then they really fade. I thought Djokovic would have at least 3 slams by now from Oz 2008 but he's never recaptured that form again at a major and I'm at a loss for words as to why. :confused: Maybe he's had a few confidence issues after close losses, but that still doesn't explain why he isn't performing as he should at GS level. Quarter finals are OK and consistent but Djokovic wants and knows he can do better than that.

Looking back it is not surprising Djokovic has not won another:

2008: FO - Nadal was unplayable, W - Federer & Nadal and Djokovic is not great mover on grass and would not of won if he had played either player, US - Federer.
2009: AO - Federer & Nadal would have been too good, FO - Federer would have been too good if they played, W - Federer & Roddick and Djokovic not good mover on grass, US - Federer.
2010: AO - even if won against Tsonga Federer was likely to win semi-final.

Main reason is that 7 of the 8 titles have been won by Federer or Nadal, both players are a level above Djokovic if they play well and 5 sets produces fewer shock results.

yuri27
02-06-2010, 01:17 PM
I hope that Gasquet
can capture a slam..........................

The only one where he has a chance is Wimbledon(after Federer will retire or decline),for plenty of reasons.

FiBeR
02-06-2010, 02:40 PM
Del Potro will win Wimbledon in 2-3 years.. he has the height to serve all his way to a title with a mug draw.. dont underrate him so much

Commander Data
02-06-2010, 02:58 PM
just for fun
Nadal: 8
Murray: 5
Nole: 2
Potro: 3
Mr. X: 10

Vida
02-06-2010, 03:25 PM
this AO was djokers to take. had he prepared bit better, and minded bit more of what he ate... :shrug: we know he is better than tsonga, he can beat federer at a slam, and murray in the finals is far from unbeatable for djoker.

Mechlan
02-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Looking back it is not surprising Djokovic has not won another:

2008: FO - Nadal was unplayable, W - Federer & Nadal and Djokovic is not great mover on grass and would not of won if he had played either player, US - Federer.
2009: AO - Federer & Nadal would have been too good, FO - Federer would have been too good if they played, W - Federer & Roddick and Djokovic not good mover on grass, US - Federer.
2010: AO - even if won against Tsonga Federer was likely to win semi-final.

Main reason is that 7 of the 8 titles have been won by Federer or Nadal, both players are a level above Djokovic if they play well and 5 sets produces fewer shock results.

Hmm, not sure I agree. It seems reasonable in light of how they all played, but if I consider Djokovic at his absolute best (minus whatever physical ailments he has), he should have had a reasonable shot to win 2009 AO, 2009 FO, 2009 USO. I don't think the champion's level was so exceptionally high that Djokovic would have had no chance at all in those slams if he had been fit and playing his best.

croat123
02-06-2010, 07:27 PM
way to early to tell for marin, he's just coming into his own
i think he'll be a threat at AO, USO and Wimbledon...RG not so much, but hopefully he can have some good results there over the years

Allez
02-06-2010, 07:44 PM
Nadal: 12 slams ( 7 RG, 2 AO, 2 W, 1 USO )

Murray: 6 slams ( 2 W, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 3 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 1 USO )

del Potro: 7 slams ( 2 AO, 2 RG, 1 W, 2 USO)

Cilic: 1 slams ( 1 W )

Gasquet: 3 slam ( 1 RG, 1W, 1 USO )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 1 slam (1 AO)

Grigor to win everything else...

yuri27
02-06-2010, 09:36 PM
Nadal: 12 slams ( 7 RG, 2 AO, 2 W, 1 USO )

Murray: 6 slams ( 2 W, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 3 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 1 USO )

del Potro: 7 slams ( 2 AO, 2 RG, 1 W, 2 USO)

Cilic: 1 slams ( 1 W )

Gasquet: 3 slam ( 1 RG, 1W, 1 USO )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 1 slam (1 AO)

Grigor to win everything else...

Gasquet winning RG would be as crazy as South Africa winning the next football WC!
He has almost no chance of winning it: french pressure,very demanding surface physically,etc.....

tyruk14
02-06-2010, 09:55 PM
Nole and Wimbledon :haha:

He reached the semis in '07, made the final at Queen's Club in '08, and made the final at Halle last year.

There is a slim chance he'll capture a Wimbledon before he retires. It might be unlikely, but it's not as laughable as you think.

Cloudygirl
02-06-2010, 10:02 PM
Gasquet winning RG would be as crazy as South Africa winning the next football WC!
He has almost no chance of winning it: french pressure,very demanding surface physically,etc.....

well it's still more likely than him winning the USO :o

Deathless Mortal
02-06-2010, 10:07 PM
Murray, Del Potro and Cilic will win a big part of slams in the next 10 years. They'll all have around 10 slams at the end of their careers.

Cloudygirl
02-06-2010, 10:08 PM
I think I'll wait until Murray and Cilic have proved they can win 1 before predicting them 10 each.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
02-06-2010, 10:10 PM
Joker 3 slams - 2US+1AO

Murray- 1 slam- 1 USOPEN

Nadal- 9 slams- 7RG+1WIM+1AO *also i think nadal will set all time master shields record within the next 3 years

Federer- 22 slams 2RG+8WIM+5 AO+7 US OPEN

Gasquet- 16 slams- 4AO+4RG+4WIM+4USOPENs (all will be consecutive calender slams)

NYMIKE
02-06-2010, 10:17 PM
Murray, Del Potro and Cilic will win a big part of slams in the next 10 years. They'll all have around 10 slams at the end of their careers.

10 slam winners are rare breed, i bet you none of the 3 will win 10 slams. 6 slams is a mark of great player and all 3 of those have miles and miles to go till they in that class.

yuri27
02-06-2010, 10:29 PM
well it's still more likely than him winning the USO :o

I disagree with that.
In USO,he has often played well(2005,2006) whereas he has NEVER played well in RG.

Clydey
02-06-2010, 10:38 PM
this AO was djokers to take. had he prepared bit better, and minded bit more of what he ate... :shrug: we know he is better than tsonga, he can beat federer at a slam, and murray in the finals is far from unbeatable for djoker.

The AO was never Nole's to take. He would have been a big underdog against Federer. The way Federer was playing, Djokovic wouldn't have had much of a chance.

MatchFederer
02-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Nadal: 12 slams ( 7 RG, 2 AO, 2 W, 1 USO )

Murray: 6 slams ( 2 W, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 3 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 1 USO )

del Potro: 7 slams ( 2 AO, 2 RG, 1 W, 2 USO)

Cilic: 1 slams ( 1 W )

Gasquet: 3 slam ( 1 RG, 1W, 1 USO )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 1 slam (1 AO)

Grigor to win everything else...

Joker 3 slams - 2US+1AO

Murray- 1 slam- 1 USOPEN

Nadal- 9 slams- 7RG+1WIM+1AO *also i think nadal will set all time master shields record within the next 3 years

Federer- 22 slams 2RG+8WIM+5 AO+7 US OPEN

Gasquet- 16 slams- 4AO+4RG+4WIM+4USOPENs (all will be consecutive calender slams)

What the heck is with all the Gasquet love?

:lol:

Dini
02-06-2010, 10:52 PM
Gasquet has become the joke of MTF :tears:

kengyin
02-06-2010, 10:52 PM
why isnt federer mentioned in the title???

MatchFederer
02-06-2010, 10:56 PM
why isnt federer mentioned in the title???

Indeed, why?

Dini
02-06-2010, 10:57 PM
Indeed, why?

He's so good he has his own threads. :p

syc23
02-06-2010, 11:05 PM
I can't predict what the other guys can win but what I will predict is that Rafa will win 0 from now on.

He is done.

yuri27
02-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Gasquet has become the joke of MTF :tears:

Joke or not,i do believe he's got a shot at Wimbledon in the future,especially considering not many of the "new balls" like to play on grass contrary to him.
Hell,even his FH looks good on that surface!:eek:
On the other hand,he's got almost zero chances to win any of the other 3 Slams.

xargon
02-07-2010, 01:48 AM
Djokovic will get a career slam, then quit and become a TV star.

Federer&Hingis
02-07-2010, 03:49 AM
Federer: 22 slams ( 5 AO , 2 RG , 8 W , 7 US)

Djokovic: 8 slams ( 4 AO, 1 RG, 0 W, 3 US)

Nadal: 7 slams ( 1 AO, 5 RG, 1 W, 0 US)

Murray: 5 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG , 2 W, 1 US)

del Potro: 5 slams ( 1 AO, 2 RG, 0 W, 2 US)

Cilic: 4 slams ( 1 AO, 0 RG, 2 W, 1 US)

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 2 slam ( 1 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 1 USO)

Gasquet: 23 slam ( 1 AO, 1 RG, 20 W, 1 US)
next GOAT ... win last slam at Wimbledon 2041

kengyin
02-07-2010, 03:58 AM
Federer 23 (6 AO, 2 RG, 8 W, 7 USO)
Nadal 7 (1 AO, 5 RG, 1 W, 0 USO)
Djokovic 6 (3 AO, 1 RG, 0 W, 2 USO)
Murray 2 (1 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 1 USO)
Del Potro 3 (1 AO, 1 RG, 0 W, 1 USO)
Cilic 5 (2 AO, 0 RG, 1 W, 2 USO)

bobrocks
02-07-2010, 06:05 AM
Fed 19- 4 AO, 2 FO, 8 W, 5 US
Rafa 7- 1 AO, 5 FO, 1 W,
Murray 4- 1 AO, 1 W, 2 US
Joko 2- 1 AO, 1 US
Potro 2- 1 FO, 1 US
Cilic 1- 1 AO

That takes us to the end of 2012.

Deathless Mortal
02-07-2010, 07:37 AM
10 slam winners are rare breed, i bet you none of the 3 will win 10 slams. 6 slams is a mark of great player and all 3 of those have miles and miles to go till they in that class.

Yeah, I thought about it later, it is indeed hard to see them all winning 10 slams, but I'd take that bet that one of the 3 will win 10 slams. IMO that's a sure thing, because they will rule in the next 10 or so years.

Allez
02-07-2010, 10:47 AM
Thanks to all those who've now jinxed Fed by injecting him into this thread. There's a reason he wasn't an option in the original post :rolleyes:
Now it is certain he will not win another slam :eek:

Gasquet's ONLY problem @ RG is mental. I feel last year's uncertainty over his future will have awakened his desire to do well and prove all the doubters wrong. He'll get over his nerves. Clay and grass are his favourite surfaces. He may struggle to get the USO, but if his mind is in the right place it is so doable. He's too talented a player not to win at least 3 slams but he needs to tame his mental demons...

DrJules
02-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Thanks to all those who've now jinxed Fed by injecting him into this thread. There's a reason he wasn't an option in the original post :rolleyes:
Now it is certain he will not win another slam :eek:

Gasquet's ONLY problem @ RG is mental. I feel last year's uncertainty over his future will have awakened his desire to do well and prove all the doubters wrong. He'll get over his nerves. Clay and grass are his favourite surfaces. He may struggle to get the USO, but if his mind is in the right place it is so doable. He's too talented a player not to win at least 3 slams but he needs to tame his mental demons...

This thread will not have that impact.

Allez
02-07-2010, 10:54 AM
This thread will not have that impact.

This is a very powerful, game changing thread.

Dini
02-07-2010, 10:57 AM
This is a very powerful, game changing thread.

There have been a lot of threads about how many slams Fed will reach before he retires and whether he can do the CYGS etc after winning the AO.

Not like jinxing attempts have worked so far. :rolls:

Cloudygirl
02-07-2010, 11:14 AM
well if Richard even played Roland it'd be a start he hasn't played since 07.

mistercrabs
02-07-2010, 11:53 AM
Yeah, I thought about it later, it is indeed hard to see them all winning 10 slams, but I'd take that bet that one of the 3 will win 10 slams. IMO that's a sure thing, because they will rule in the next 10 or so years.

It's quite interesting that people say Federer is playing in a weak era. Because if in the next 7 or 8 years, 3 or 4 players like Murray and Djokovic end up getting at least 6 slams each, then people will see it as a majestic era of many talents like the 80s. And then people will reassess and see Federer's greatness as transcendent enough to delay the emergence of that era.

yuri27
02-07-2010, 11:58 AM
Thanks to all those who've now jinxed Fed by injecting him into this thread. There's a reason he wasn't an option in the original post :rolleyes:
Now it is certain he will not win another slam :eek:

Gasquet's ONLY problem @ RG is mental. I feel last year's uncertainty over his future will have awakened his desire to do well and prove all the doubters wrong. He'll get over his nerves. Clay and grass are his favourite surfaces. He may struggle to get the USO, but if his mind is in the right place it is so doable. He's too talented a player not to win at least 3 slams but he needs to tame his mental demons...

What about fitness???
Clay is by far the most physically demanding surface and we know Gasquet has one of the worst fitness on the tour........do the maths.
Really,the best surface by far for him is grass.
There are plenty of players who are better than him on hardcourt and clay while there are not a lot of players who are better than him on grass(especially among the under-24 players).....another reason for him having better chances at Wimbledon than in any other tournament.

waterlily_021989
02-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Nadal: 12 slams ( 8 RG, 1 AO, 2 W, 1 USO )

Murray: 5 slams ( 1 W, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 4 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 2 USO )

Del Potro: 5 slams ( 2 RG, 1 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 1 slam (1 AO)

Gasquet: 3 slamS (1 AO, 2 W )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 0 slam

Allez
02-07-2010, 12:52 PM
What about fitness???
Clay is by far the most physically demanding surface and we know Gasquet has one of the worst fitness on the tour........do the maths.
Really,the best surface by far for him is grass.
There are plenty of players who are better than him on hardcourt and clay while there are not a lot of players who are better than him on grass(especially among the under-24 players).....another reason for him having better chances at Wimbledon than in any other tournament.

His fitness issues can be fixed. Look at Murray. The point is that he has the talent to do it...

yuri27
02-07-2010, 01:06 PM
His fitness issues can be fixed. Look at Murray. The point is that he has the talent to do it...

We have been saying that for 7 years and almost nothing has changed honestly.

Allez
02-07-2010, 01:32 PM
We have been saying that for 7 years and almost nothing has changed honestly.

oh well...coming out of the closet may also help set him free :o

Persimmon
02-07-2010, 01:49 PM
Now including the GOAT in the predictions:


Federer: 20 slams
Nadal: 8 slams
Del Potro: 3 slams
Djokovic: 3 slams
Cilic: 2 slams
Murray: 2 slams
Tsonga: 1 slam
Gasquet: none
Monfils: none

Serenidad
02-08-2010, 08:24 AM
Monfils and Gasquet and Mugrin Cilic on a slam prediction sheet. This is a new low.

paseo
02-08-2010, 11:52 AM
Gasquet and Monfils will dominate all the slams after the Fedal era. Prepare yourself for the GasFils era!!

DrJules
02-08-2010, 12:04 PM
Gasquet and Monfils will dominate all the slams after the Fedal era. Prepare yourself for the GasFils era!!

Sounds like hot air to me.

yuri27
02-08-2010, 03:34 PM
Monfils and Gasquet and Mugrin Cilic on a slam prediction sheet. This is a new low.

If even Del Potro managed to win a Slam then everything is possible.

turkjey5
02-09-2010, 05:13 AM
Cilic has the most natural talent but I don't know if that stick thin tall body can withstand the rigors of a long career.

serveandvolley80
02-09-2010, 06:09 AM
Cilic has the most natural talent but I don't know if that stick thin tall body can withstand the rigors of a long career.

I actually think hes very athletic, you look at him and Del Potro and they are virtually the same height, yet Delpo looks like the skinny one lol. The man has good fluid movement which should help him prolong his career, in my opinion that is.

Jaffas85
02-09-2010, 07:16 AM
Now including the GOAT in the predictions:


Federer: 20 slams
Nadal: 8 slams
Del Potro: 3 slams
Djokovic: 3 slams
Cilic: 2 slams
Murray: 2 slams
Tsonga: 1 slam
Gasquet: none
Monfils: none

I agree with most of this except I think everyone is getting a bit too excited about Cilic when he's only ever been in the semi finals of one major. Cilic could be like Tsonga by spending most of his time hovering between #8 - #12 in the rankings while sporadically making major semis and the occasional final (Tsonga and Cilic winning a major is still a big question mark).

serveandvolley80
02-09-2010, 07:20 AM
I agree with most of this except I think everyone is getting a bit too excited about Cilic when he's only ever been in the semi finals of one major. Cilic could be like Tsonga by spending most of his time hovering between #8 - #12 in the rankings while sporadically making major semis and the occasional final (Tsonga and Cilic winning a major is still a big question mark).

Cilic is actually the more complete player. His Back hand is not a liability like Tsonga's is. You have to look at the talent aspect, not just what they have or have not accomplished. To me Cilic is more talent then say a Tsogna.

Maybe its because Tsogna has mentally frailty more, he just does not think the game well out there, maybe that has to do with lack of variety?

The thing is everyone calls Cilic a ball basher, yet Tsonga somehow does not get qualified as that just because he volleys all the time, and at the wrong times because he has no plan B or secondary weapon that can save him from tough spots in a match.

Mechlan
02-09-2010, 07:40 AM
Cilic is actually the more complete player. His Back hand is not a liability like Tsonga's is. You have to look at the talent aspect, not just what they have or have not accomplished. To me Cilic is more talent then say a Tsogna.

Maybe its because Tsogna has mentally frailty more, he just does not think the game well out there, maybe that has to do with lack of variety?

The thing is everyone calls Cilic a ball basher, yet Tsonga somehow does not get qualified as that just because he volleys all the time, and at the wrong times because he has no plan B or secondary weapon that can save him from tough spots in a match.

I think the main difference is mentality. Cilic apparently work very hard and seems to have that mentality to succeed, which is what really separates the topmost echelon from the talented ones who never fulfill the expectations. I expect great things from Cilic if he keeps improving.

Mimi
02-09-2010, 08:11 AM
Nadal: 12 slams ( 8 RG, 1 AO, 2 W, 1 USO )

Murray: 5 slams ( 1 W, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 4 slams ( 2 AO, 0 RG, 0 W, 2 USO )

Del Potro: 5 slams ( 2 RG, 1 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 1 slam (1 AO)

Gasquet: 3 slamS (1 AO, 2 W )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 0 slam

I admire your positive hope for poor rafa, I will be crying with joy should he win 2 more, let alone 6 more :sobbing::smooch:

rtgy
02-09-2010, 10:03 AM
How many slams for those young guys?

Nadal: ( 5 RG, 1 AO, 2 W )

Murray: ( 2 W, 1 USO, 1 AO )

Djokovic: ( 1 AO, 1 RG )

Poutro: ( 3 RG, 3 USO, 1 AO )

Cilic: ( 1 USO, 1 AO )

Persimmon
02-10-2010, 11:23 PM
I agree with most of this except I think everyone is getting a bit too excited about Cilic when he's only ever been in the semi finals of one major. Cilic could be like Tsonga by spending most of his time hovering between #8 - #12 in the rankings while sporadically making major semis and the occasional final (Tsonga and Cilic winning a major is still a big question mark).

I believe Cilic is a better version of Del Potro.

rubbERR
02-10-2010, 11:27 PM
I believe Cilic is a better version of Del Potro.

thats why he has one fluke gs-semifinal and delpo has slam :lol:

please...stop comparing them, their style is completely different...their only similarity is height

Persimmon
02-10-2010, 11:38 PM
thats why he has one fluke gs-semifinal and delpo has slam :lol:

please...stop comparing them, their style is completely different...their only similarity is height

Cilic has better serve, second serve, forehand, backhand, volleys, overhead, mental and match toughness than Del Potro.

Everko
08-12-2010, 10:03 PM
Cilic has better serve, second serve, forehand, backhand, volleys, overhead, mental and match toughness than Del Potro.

:o This has been added to the worst post of all time list

Serenidad
08-12-2010, 10:05 PM
Monfils and Gasquet and Mugrin Cilic on a slam prediction sheet. This is a new low.

Standing by my post from February. Brands 8 or 9 slams BTW. :wavey:

born_on_clay
08-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Nadal: 14 ( 7 RG, 2 AO, 4 W, 1 USO ) career slam

Murray: 4 ( 2 W, 1 USO, 1 AO )

Djokovic: 5 ( 1 AO, 1 RG, 1 W, 2 USO ) career slam

del Potro: 6 ( 2 RG, 2 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 0

Gasquet: 0

Monfils: 0

Tsonga: 1 (AO)

Persimmon
08-12-2010, 11:30 PM
:o This has been added to the worst post of all time list

At least I don't get banned.:o

RIboy
08-12-2010, 11:33 PM
18/0/1/4/0/0/0......

thedesertsun
08-13-2010, 12:18 AM
Nadal: 12 ( 7x RG, 1x AO, 3x W, 1x USO ) career slam

Murray: 0

Djokovic: 1 ( 1x AO )

Del Potro: 10 ( 2x AO, 4x RG, 4x USO )

Cilic: 1 (1x AO)

Gasquet: 0

Monfils: 0

Tsonga: 2 (1x AO, 1x W)

RIboy
08-13-2010, 12:34 AM
Cilic has better serve, second serve, forehand, backhand, volleys, overhead, mental and match toughness than Del Potro.

Are you out of your freaking mind? :lol:

chowdahead25
08-13-2010, 05:03 AM
Nadal: 15 ( 10 RG, 1 AO, 4 W,)

Murray: 0

Djokovic: 7 ( 3 AO, 1 RG, 1 W, 2 USO)

del Potro: 4 ( 3 USO, 1 AO )

Cilic: 1 (AO)

Gasquet: 0

Monfils: 0

Tsonga: 1 (AO)[/)

Roddickominator
08-13-2010, 05:15 AM
Are you out of your freaking mind? :lol:

In his defense, Cilic was looking really good around the time of that post. But even then, a stupid thing to say.

Fedal2010
08-13-2010, 11:50 AM
Wow Cilic was pretty popular back at the beginning of the year..
I still think Cilic will win more than one major..
I think

Nadal - 13 another 3 FO 1 USO 1 SW19 and 1AO
Murray - 3 1AO 1USO 1SW19
Djokovic - 3 but I don´t know which two
JMDP - 4 2*USO 1*AO 1*FO
Cilic - 3 - 2* AO - 1* USO
Monfils - 0
Tsonga - 0
Gasquet - 0

Persimmon
08-13-2010, 12:03 PM
Whatever. Back in January everything was looking rosy for Cilic. And for Fed too.

Anyway:




Federer: 18 slams
Nadal: 12 slams
Del Potro: 3 slams
Djokovic: 3 slams
Cilic: 1 slam
Murray: 2 slams
Tsonga: none
Gasquet: none
Monfils: none

latso
08-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Fed 18 slams (adding 1 USo and 1 W)
Rafa - 14 (adding 2 AO + 3 RG + 1 W)
Djokovic - 2 (adding 1 RG)
Murray - 2 (AO + USO)
Del Potro - 4 (adding 2 USO + 1 RG)
Nalbandian 2 (1 USO + 1 W)
Berdych - 1 AO
Soderling - 1 AO

Everko
08-13-2010, 01:31 PM
Ouahab should be on this list

latso
08-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Ouahab should be on this list
yeah, Daniel as well

Certinfy
08-13-2010, 02:26 PM
Nadal - 13
Murray - 5
Djokovic - 5
Del Potro - 8
Cilic - 0
Monfils - 0
Tsonga - 1
Gasquet - 0

Nole fan
08-13-2010, 02:38 PM
Nadal 16 slams (9 RG, 4W, 2AO, 1USO)
Djoko 6 slams (2AO, 2W, 2USO)
Murray 5 slams (1AO, 3W, 1USO)
Soderling 2 slams (1W, 1RG)
Berdych 1 slam (W)
Del Potro 2 slams (2USO)
Nalbandian 1 slam (1RG)

Elena.
08-13-2010, 03:39 PM
Nadal - 11 as always said
Murray - 0 or 1
Djokovic - 2
Del Potro - 2 or 3
Cilic - 1
Monfils - 0
Tsonga - 0
Gasquet - 0

FormerRafaFan
08-13-2010, 03:42 PM
How many slams for those young guys?

Nadal: 8 slams ( 6 RG, 1 AO, 1 W, 0 USO )

Murray: 6 slams ( 1 W, 3 USO, 2 AO )

Djokovic: 5 slams ( 1 AO, 1 RG, 1 W, 2 USO ) Career slam

Poutro: 5 slams ( 2 RG, 1 USO, 2 AO )

Cilic: 2 slams ( 1 W, 1 AO )

Gasquet: 1 slam ( 1W )

Monfils: 0 slam

Tsonga: 0 slam

FAIL.

Helevorn
08-13-2010, 03:44 PM
nadal will have 16 or more slams
djokovic will win 0, so he'll stick to 1
delpotro 1 or 2 total
murray 1 or 2 maximum
clownilic, clownfils absolutely zero
bonga 0 too I think
poor gasquet will continue to retire twice a month

rafa_maniac
08-13-2010, 04:19 PM
Federer - 18
Nadal - 11
Murray - 2
Djokovic - 2
Del Potro - 3
Cilic - 0
Monfils - 0
Gasquet - 0

Blackbriar
08-16-2010, 11:01 AM
Nadal - 13+ has 8, will win wimbly & RG x2, AO once and maybe another one later
Murray - 1+ Murray has none and has hard time in majors. he will win USO once though & maybe another one.
Djokovic - 2 has 1, will win USO or AO once more.
Del Potro - 2? has 1, but he is still a mystery to me...
Cilic - 0 none, overrated
Monfils - 0 none, overrated
Tsonga - 0 none, he had his chance once, and lost it. now injured more & more, and cant find his 2008 form back.
Gasquet - 0 none, :( lets be realistic, Ritchie is a marvellous player, but he has next to 0 chance to win a major, he has a very slight chance to make it a wimbly but i wouldnt bet on it.

christallh24
08-16-2010, 11:45 PM
So many players play their best at a young age but then they really fade. I thought Djokovic would have at least 3 slams by now from Oz 2008 but he's never recaptured that form again at a major and I'm at a loss for words as to why. :confused: Maybe he's had a few confidence issues after close losses, but that still doesn't explain why he isn't performing as he should at GS level. Quarter finals are OK and consistent but Djokovic wants and knows he can do better than that.

Yes. All's gravy from here with my Rafito, but my Nolito....:awww:....heart'tisbreaking.:sobbing::so bbing::sobbing:

Like Roger thinks 20 is do-able for him, I think 11 is do-able for Rafael. It'd put him well into echelon of the all-time greats. As much as it hurts to admit, I shruggle to see Novak winning another major. I'd be over the moon if he does, but I just can't see it happening right now. Andy, I'll give him five majors over his career. If he comes back playing like he did before his injury, I think JMDP can pick up the same amount as Andy. Not saying any of them will, but I'd like to see Cilic, Baggy, Simon, Monfils, Isner, being the odd one-slam wonders. And to go out on the longest limb ever grown, Roddick to win another major before he retires.

Nole fan
08-17-2010, 12:18 AM
Yes. All's gravy from here with my Rafito, but my Nolito....:awww:....heart'tisbreaking.:sobbing::so bbing::sobbing:

Like Roger thinks 20 is do-able for him, I think 11 is do-able for Rafael. It'd put him well into echelon of the all-time greats. As much as it hurts to admit, I shruggle to see Novak winning another major. I'd be over the moon if he does, but I just can't see it happening right now. Andy, I'll give him five majors over his career. If he comes back playing like he did before his injury, I think JMDP can pick up the same amount as Andy. Not saying any of them will, but I'd like to see Cilic, Baggy, Simon, Monfils, Isner, being the odd one-slam wonders. And to go out on the longest limb ever grown, Roddick to win another major before he retires.

I'm positive Djokovic will win at least another 5 slams. I don't have ANY doubt about that. Anyone who has followed him close throughout these years knows what he is capable of achieving. He's also very young, he has time on his side. It would be a bloody disgrace if he didn't win any GS. Then I'd be prepared to say he's the biggest underachiever ever.

Serenidad
08-17-2010, 12:37 AM
yeah, Daniel as well

You're right Brands should be here.

christallh24
08-17-2010, 12:42 AM
I can't predict what the other guys can win but what I will predict is that Rafa will win 0 from now on.

He is done.

:lol::drink::yeah: You and 99.99% of MTF are oracles, you are. Keep them comin' people. I'm more comfortable with the "He's done" pronouncements and predictions.

Andy Murray for USO '10. Major #1.

He's also very young, he has time on his side. It would be a bloody disgrace if he didn't win any GS.

I hope so much that you are right. I don't agree about the time thing, though. I think the longer it takes the harder it'll get. Especially with new talent coming along. Yes, it would be a disgrace for one with so much talent and promise to have underachieved.